March 17 & 18, 2023

Come for the history, stay for the hospitality!


We will begin Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Sturdivant Hall, c. 1853, often called “The finest Greek revival neo-classic antebellum mansion in the Southeast”. Established as a museum in 1957, it houses period antique furnishings, porcelain, and doll collections, as well as an impressive collection of art by Selma native Clara Weaver Parrish.  This magnificent mansion with its six front columns, is the epitome of the South’s golden age.

You’ll be entertained and educated by the speakers from Atlanta as they present a wonderful program on the Architectural Preservation of Selma and Dallas County. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with beer, wine, and other beverages.

The next day, Saturday, March 18, will showcase many of Dallas County’s historic homes, museums, a church, a business, and art from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The day will end as you stroll through the serene and peaceful Old Live Oak Cemetery. Various “ghosts” will visit from 4:30 until 7:00. Visitors will be captivated by the stories of humor, perseverance, and tragedy as history comes alive.

Tourists from throughout the state, and the world at large, are fascinated with the diverse history and architecture found in Selma, and you will be too. Among those visitors eager to experience the diverse history and architecture featured in Selma’s Tour of Homes is Angie Detoro. Angie has attended the event almost every year for the past 10 years and speaks glowingly about her experience:

“I drive from Colorado to Tennessee to pick up my mom and sister, then continue the drive to Alabama. We love the beautiful architectural history of Selma. We appreciate the efforts of the Selma Committee who make this possible, the countless volunteers we have met over the years, and the individuals who so graciously open their lovely homes for the tour. We look forward to attending this year.”

We invite you to join Angie.

We are preparing our 2023 brochure. Updates will be posted on Facebook at “Historic Selma Tour of Homes.”  You may also email or call 334-412-8550.

Sponsored by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, Pilgrimage began in 1976 as a way to share the city’s variety of architectural styles and rich history. Selma’s historic district features more than 1200 structures.

The brochure may be viewed by clicking here for the pdf download.

The map with venue addresses may be downloaded here.

Please check back frequently for updates

A very special thanks to Janet Gresham for her wonderful photography and copy writing on our brochure and this website. Please visit Janet’s blog about Selma. I’d also like to thank Alaina Denean Deshazo for the photographs, Andy Burton for his technical help and the Selma Times Journal  for their contributions. If you have questions about the tour, please email us at and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. Hope to see you at one of the best events in Alabama, Selma’s 47th Historic Tour of Homes.